Forest-tree Nursery

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The forest-tree nursery of the Grupo Dispersores is in its new address, in Serra dos Mendonça, since 2014, when Brazópolis city hall gave the area to the institution. The area of 1300m² was granted through the Municipal Law n°1086 of August 22, 2014, which assigns the right of use for 20 years.
The main goal of the nursery is the production of seedlings of Atlantic Forest’s native trees, to be used in projects of restoration of springs. Annually, approximately 50 thousand seedlings are produced. Some exotic species (for urban forestation), fruit trees and eucalyptus are also produced. The nursery is also used by the “EcoAprendiz” project, which is intended for chidren of primary and high school, to carry out activities that promote environmental education
As a way of gathering resources to use in the institution’s activities, the nursery sells part of its production. The price of the seedlings varies in accordance with their size and species. Usually, there are 50 distinct species available. See below a chart with the species that can usually be found in Grupo Dispersores nursery.




Scientific name Brazilian Popular Name Diversity/Overcoat
Lithraea molleoides Aroeira branca Overcoat
Schinus terebinthifolia Aroeira vermelha Overcoat
Araucaria angustifolia Araucária Diversity
Syagrus romanzoffiana Jerivá Diversity
Cybistax antisyphilitica Ipê Verde Overcoat
Handroanthus sp. Ipê amarelo Overcoat
Handroanthus sp. Ipê roxo Overcoat
Handroanthus roseo alba Ipê branco Overcoat
Erythroxylum deciduum Pombeiro Diversity
Croton floribundus Capixingui Overcoat
Croton urucurana Sangra d`água Overcoat
Bauhinia forficata Unha de boi Overcoat
Senna macranthera Fedegoso Overcoat
Peltophorum dubium Canafístula Overcoat
Mimosa bimucronata Maricá Overcoat
Hymenaea courbaril Jatobá Diversity
Cassia ferrugínea Chuva de ouro Overcoat
Copaifera langsdorffii Copaíba Diversity
Enterolobium contortisiliquum Orelha de macaco Overcoat
Erythrina crista-galli Mulungu do brejo Overcoat
Erythrina speciosa Eritrina candelabro Overcoat
Myrocarpus frondosus Cabreúva Diversity
Platycyamus regnellii Pereira Diversity
Piptadenia gonoacantha Pau Jacaré Overcoat
Machaerium acutifolium Bico de pato Overcoat
Machaerium stipitatum Farinha seca Overcoat
Platypodium elegans Amendoim bravo Overcoat
Aegiphila sellowiana Tamanqueira Overcoat
Cryptocarya aschersoniana Canela batalha Diversity
Nectandra grandiflora Canela do brejo Diversity
Nectandra nitidula Canela amarela Diversity
Ocotea dyospirifolia Canela louro Diversity
Tibouchina granulosa Quaresmeira Overcoat
Guarea macrophylla Catiguá morcego Diversity
Cedrela fissilis Cedro Diversity
Maclura tinctoria Taiúva Diversity
Ceiba speciosa Paineira Overcoat
Anadenanthera colubrina Anjico Diversity
Inga sessilis Ingá Overcoat
Inga laurina Ingá mirim Overcoat
Eugenia uniflora Pitanga Overcoat
Psidium guajava Goiaba Overcoat
Psidium sp. Araçá Overcoat
Campomanesia xanthocarpa Guabiroba Diversity
Eugenia brasiliensis Grumixama Overcoat
Solanum mauritianum Saia branca Overcoat
Solanum lycocarpum Lobeira Overcoat
Citharexylum myrianthum Pau viola Overcoat

Project of expansion of the Forest-Tree Nursery

The project “Expansion of the Productive Capacity of the Conservationist Forest-Tree Nursery of the NGO Grupo Dispersores” (Ampliação da capacidade produtiva viveiro do florestal conservacionista da ONG Grupo Dispersores) was conceived due to regional, municipal and institutional demand of seedlings of known origin and significant diversity to fuel the proposals of restoration of native forests in several environments. It began in 2010 and it was sponsored by the project “Institutional Strengthening of the Mosaic of Conservation Units of the Corridor of Serra do Mar” (Fortalecimento Institucional dos Mosaicos de Unidades de Conservação do Corredor da Serra do Mar) with resources from Fundo de Parcerias para Ecossistemas Críticos – CEPF, After the setting up of the first phase of the project “De Olho nos Olhos”, in 2008, which gave birth to the process of restoration of springs in Vargem Grande, a growing demand for aid and supplies was noticed by the institution.
The nurseries that fuel the regional market have their seeds collected without much criterion, sometimes even in squares and public roads. Such practice disregards and precludes the conservation of regional forest genetic resources. This project aimed at expanding the productive capacity of the Grupo Dispersores nursery (from 10,000 to 50,000 a year), and at ensuring the production of a wide variety of seedlings, generated from seed trees that have the local genetics and, therefore, produce saplings that are genetically capable of adapting to the environment they will be placed on.
It’s important to highlight the emphasis given to the Araucária (Araucaria angustifolia), native to the region and nearly extinct.

Experimental Nursery of Native Seedlings

Up to 2010, before the existence of the nursery expansion project, the Grupo Dispersores used to produce seedlings in the backyard of its headquarters. With an improvised structure, the seeds planted in the first edition of the project “De Olho nos Olhos” were produced there, and they represent the institution’s first step towards the creation of its nursery.